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FAITH MISSION HISTORY

Apr 17, 1993      Made first Bale of clothing at Jake & Helena Elias’s Workshop
  • New Baler built by General Metal Fabrication – Winkler
  • Shipped First bales through Voice of Hope Mission, BC
Aug 12, 1993 Move to Old Sewing Factory on 2nd Street, Winkler
May 1994   Officially Incorporated as Faith Mission (FriedensBote) Inc.
May 6, 1994 Ship first Container under Faith Mission (Kharkov, Ukraine)
July 1994   First trip to Ukraine
  • Nine men from southern Manitoba (4 FM Board Members) fly to Germany \ Drive to Ukraine
Jan 1995 Moved to South Side of Old Sewing Factory – 367 2nd Street, Winkler
Feb 1995   Faith Mission approved as Registered Charity with Revenue Canada
Mar 1995 First Faith Mission presentation in Warman & Osler, Saskatchewan
May 12, 1995   First FM Soup & Pie Supper
  • Noodle Soup, Somma Borscht, Kommst Borscht, Pies
  • 400 – 500 people
Sept 1995 Jake Elias participates in Mission Conference in Krelingen, Germany
  • Wife Helena, Daughter-in-law Tina & grand-daughter Rolanda go along
  • Meet pastors from Ukraine & Russia
Oct 1995   Eduard Ewert & Alexander Dribnochod Canadian Mission
  • Tour\ BC to ON
Feb 1, 1996 Move into Main Plaza Building - Main Street, Winkler
Apr 1996   Pastor Nicolai Sheppel & son Sasha
  • Faith Mission presentations
Jul 1996 Peter Penner & David Wiebe Ukraine Tour
  • Poltava Church
  • Orphanages
  • Children’s Camps
Apr 1997   Viktor Rogalsky – Faith Mission Tour
Jan 1998 All 5 FM Board members drive to Elkhart, Indiana for Georgi Vins funeral
Feb 1998   First MissionFest for Faith Mission – U of M, Wpg.
May 1998 Jake Elias & Peter Penner Faith Mission Tour to Ontario
Feb 1998   Henry Penner & Peter Penner fly to Ukraine
a. Poltava Church dedication
Mar 1999 MissionFest Manitoba – Calvary Temple, Wpg. Special Guest Eduard Ewert
Apr 1999   Eduard Ewert Faith Mission Tour Manitoba
Dec 1999 Move to 500 Cargill Road
Mar 2000   MissionFest Manitoba – Wpg. Convention Centre – Jakob Janzen, Germany
Jul 2001 Henry Penner, Peter Penner & Jake Elias Tour to Ukraine
Apr 2002   Viktor Rogalsky Faith Mission Tour Manitoba
  • Special Guest @ Soup & Pie Supper
Jan 2004 Missionswerk FriedensBote moves into new office in Meinerzhagen, Germany
Feb 2004   Jake Elias & Nathan Elias fly to Ukraine
  • Jake spends 2 weeks in Chernovtzi & Khmelnitzky
  • Nathan stays in Carpathian are for 6 months
Apr 1, 2004 Ship Container # 100 (Batumi, Georgia)
Oct.2005   Order New cardboard for baling from Smurfit-MBI
  • Till now used cardboard collected from local furniture \ Appliance stores
Feb 2007 Peter, Elena & Anatoliy Nastasiychuk
  • MissionFest 2007 – Grant Memorial Baptist Church - Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Manitoba & Ontario Faith Mission Tour
Jun 2007   Provide 250 copies of 101 Favorite Bible Stories to children in Carpathian Camps.
Apr 2008   Started planning for Faith Mission to Sponsor Kharkiv ELI Program
Oct 2008   Faith Mission invited to participate in Winnipeg Evang. Free Church Mission Conference – Featuring Ukrainian missions.
Nov 2008   Jake & Helena Elias and son Jeremy go to Germany and Ukraine for 3 week mission trip. Invitation to a Mission Conference in Germany on Nov.9 and another conference in Ukraine on Nov.22
Apr 2011   Special guest at Soup & Pie Supper & Presentation – Anatoliy Nastasiychuk
Aug 2011   Faith Mission begins using their own Red & White “Faith Mission Christmas Gift Boxes”
Aug 2012   Ship Container #199 (Kirovograd, Ukraine)
Sep 2012   First ever Faith Mission Open House & Yard Sale
Jan 2013   Faith Mission Tour 2013 to Ukraine – Abe Unrau & Jake Elias 3 week tour
May 3, 2013   Abe & Jake do Faith Mission presentation in Osler, SK
Jun 30, 2014   Faith Mission Board adopts motion to Build a new 60 x 80 Mission warehouse/office on the 425 Roblin Blvd East lot
Jun 2014   Upgrade to new NewViews2 Accounting system
Oct 7, 2014   Start excavation of new Faith Mission Building 425 Roblin Blvd East, Winkler
Mar 12, 2015   Start baling in new building at 425 Roblin Blvd East
Sep 12, 2015   New Building Dedication & Open House
Sep 2015   Re–order Christmas Gift Boxes – First batch of 5000 is gone.
May 2016   Eduard Ewert, Paul Kronhardt, Alex Willer from Germany visit us & Ontario
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